Card Details

Bank Name: Scotiabank
Network Type: Amex
Card Type: Personal
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Annual Fee: $129
Additional Card Fee: $29
Purchases Interest Rate: 19.99%
Cash Advance Interest Rate: 22.99%


  • You're a Canadian resident
  • You've reached the age of majority in your province or territory

Recommended Credit Score

Average to Excellent (670-900)

Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card Review

Welcome Bonus: Earn up to 30,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points in your first year (that is up to $300 in rewards)
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Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card review

Great reasons to get the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card for your everyday purchases.

Earn 20,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points with your first $1,000 in everyday purchases in first 3 months†


eat in & eat out

Earn 5x Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CDN spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions.

watch & cheer

Earn 5x Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CDN spent on eligible entertainment purchases. Includes movies, theatre, and ticket agencies.


ride & drive

Earn 3x Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CDN spent on eligible gas and daily transit.Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more.

listen & stream

Earn 3x Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CDN spent on eligible select streaming services.


everything else

Earn 1xScotia Rewards point for every $1 spent on every other purchase.

Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card Rewards
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card Features
Priority airport services
Airport lounge access
Concierge service
Balance protection(Optional)
Purchase Security & Extended Protection Insurance
Flight delay insurance,Baggage Insurance
Vehicule rental insurance
Travel accident insurance
Travel medical insurance
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card User Reviews
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Complimentary concierge service

Whether you need help booking your restaurant reservations or scoring tickets for a show, our concierge service is happy to assist you 24/7.

Airport lounge access

Be confident that you'll have a place to relax or catch up on business. Enjoy VIP lounge access with Priority Pass and access to over 600 VIP lounges around the world.

Peace of mind for every trip

Travel with confidence on every trip with many types of travel coverage

No foreign transaction fees

You will not pay 2.5% foreign transaction fees on any foreign currency purchases, including online shopping and when travelling abroad. Only the exchange rate applies.


Editor`s Review:

With a generous rewards rate of 5 points per dollar on gas, groceries, restaurants and entertainment, the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card will help make your travel plans a reality. Plus, with a flexible points program, you can book you flights on your own schedule.Excellent credit card with 7 types of travel coverage and great reward earn rates.

  • Generous sign-up bonus -The Scotiabank Gold American Express offers a way for new cardholders to quickly stockpile points. It lets you earn 20,000 bonus points in your first year. 
  • Flexible redemption options - With the Scotia Rewards Program, you can book your travel with any airline or hotel through its full-service travel agency. You can use your points to cover the whole cost of the trip, including taxes and fees, or combine your points and a charge to your card. Points can also be used to book hotels and rental cars.
  • Travel convenience - Added features such as rental car discounts and hotel room upgrades are designed to make travel as convenient and comfortable as possible.
  • Additional protection - This Amex credit card provides has one of the most comprehensive travel protection benefits with insurance against flight delays and lost baggage even insurance against burglaries.

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Author Bio

Mohamed Konate

Mohamed Konate is a personal finance expert, blogger, and marketing consultant based out of Toronto. He is a former financial services professional who worked for many years at major Canadian financial institutions where he managed the marketing strategy around various financial products ranging from credit cards to lines of credit. Mohamed is passionate about personal finance and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Quebec (Montreal) and a Master in International Business from the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec).He is also the author of the Canadian Credit Card Guidebook.